Co-operatives Fortnight 2017
June 2, 2017 – 9:17 am | No Comment

Running from 17th June to 1st July Co-operatives Fortnight 2017 hopes to once again promote that co-operating makes a big difference and that it is time to remind the rest of the UK. For this year’s Co-operatives Fortnight, people are being asked to share their stories of co-operation, these will subsequently be shared on social media.

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Traidcraft fighting unfairness
November 15, 2013 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Traidcraft fighting unfairness

The Fairtrade programme is doing good things here. The village where I live now has clean water and receives electricity. It’s very exciting – we never believed this would be possible!

Citizenship advice from the Dragons
August 15, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment
Citizenship advice from the Dragons

We recently sent Suma Member Bob to be a (very friendly) Dragon in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style judging of young people’s community projects in Bradford.

Cooperative Movers and Shakers
July 18, 2013 – 9:54 am | No Comment
Cooperative Movers and Shakers

Four of Suma’s customers, Field Fayre, Eight day, Dyfi Wholefoods and Honeysuckle – all successful cooperatives, celebrate their accomplishments and achievements.

Carishea – Trading Fairly from Ghana to Scotland
June 20, 2013 – 10:17 am | 2 Comments
Carishea – Trading Fairly from Ghana to Scotland

Meet Carishea – Fairtrade bodycare producers who make shea butter based body washes and body balms. Carishea work with social projects in both Ghana and Scotland, to create unique ethically sourced products from source to shop.

Ghanaian Cooperative Cocoa Farmers Pay Suma a Visit
March 28, 2012 – 3:51 pm | No Comment
Ghanaian Cooperative Cocoa Farmers Pay Suma a Visit

In honour of Fairtrade Fortnight and the Year of the Cooperative, today we are being visited by members of the Ghanaian cooperative that farm the cocoa for Divine’s incredible chocolate.

Move Your Money- Can the Power of UK Coops Change Our Banking System?
January 31, 2012 – 3:26 pm | 2 Comments
Move Your Money- Can the Power of UK Coops Change Our Banking System?

Suma recently attended the annual Future Coops conference, where a theme under discussion was the power of UK Banks. If you, like many of us, are sick of the behaviour of the large banks, then a new resource can help you move your money to a cooperative bank, your local credit union or building society.

Suma Wins Prestigious ‘People and Culture’ Award!
November 23, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment
Suma Wins Prestigious ‘People and Culture’ Award!

We are thrilled to announce that we are the proud winners of the Phillip Baxendale ‘People and Culture’ award!

Suma goes to Durban, South Africa
September 28, 2011 – 5:40 am | No Comment
Suma goes to Durban, South Africa

At Suma we have always enjoyed our international links and recently we sent one of our members to Durban in South Africa as a member of a Leeds City Council twin towns delegation, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund.

Co-operatives unite to bring you organic pasta
September 2, 2010 – 2:12 pm | 7 Comments
Co-operatives unite to bring you organic pasta

Meet Iris- a fellow workers’ coop and producers of Suma’s brand new pasta range!

Suma and Cooperatives at the Heart of Politics
June 15, 2010 – 10:24 am | One Comment

The UK Cabinet Office are serious about using worker cooperatives to deliver public services – Suma is able to help drum up support